Most mosques in this Xinjiang city had been demolished already, but now the remaining ones are being shut down as well.
Authorities in Xinjiang visit the homes of Muslims and force them to get rid of all household items with Islamic symbols.
The building, constructed as a regular prison, will have extensive secret facilities and is planned to accommodate at least 10,000 inmates.
Seven out of eight mosques in one of the areas of Lianmuqin town in Xinjiang have been demolished; the remaining one is strictly supervised.
Recently, Bitter Winter received information that Islamic symbols on the buildings in a farmers’ market in Wuzhong city, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, were all taken down.
Eyewitnesses reveal that a vocational training center has been turned into a “transformation through education” camp in Bole city, Xinjiang.